Jobless rate in Japan declined during August opposing forecasts as it reached 5.5% compared with a previous 5.7% in July, while it was forecasted to climb to 5.8%. On the other hand, household spending gained 2.6% in August coming after a decline by 2.0%, while it was expected to fall 0.2%.

On the other hand, the job to applicant ratio remains at 0.42 which means that there are 42 vacancies available for every 100 applicants. Yet, the cheerful jobless rate reading may be an indicator for an improvement in business conditions in the world's second largest economy.